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Spruce Creek Lager - Otto's Pub and Brewery

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Spruce Creek Lager
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BA SCORE
78
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22 Ratings
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Ratings: 22
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.32
pDev: 17.77%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Otto's Pub and Brewery visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Lager |  4.70% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: CharlesDarwin on 07-25-2007)
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3/5  rDev -9.6%

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Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +13%

04-13-2014 00:10:48 | More by skydogpenn
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3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

02-19-2014 03:04:51 | More by SamEaton2
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Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

01-30-2014 23:38:01 | More by Scott_Thomas
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crowsnest

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +28%

09-10-2013 04:18:31 | More by crowsnest
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Morey

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

08-25-2013 02:40:23 | More by Morey
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Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

07-08-2013 14:52:03 | More by BeerCon5
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pcsnyder

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +13%

05-09-2013 02:14:52 | More by pcsnyder
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colbster92

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

04-30-2013 13:58:05 | More by colbster92
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TheMultiYeast

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +20.5%

12-30-2012 18:21:21 | More by TheMultiYeast
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ejimhof

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -17.2%

12-25-2012 18:05:27 | More by ejimhof
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hoppyhelena

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

10-18-2012 22:37:16 | More by hoppyhelena
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Analog_kid

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

09-08-2012 05:01:56 | More by Analog_kid
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lupercmda

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

09-06-2012 03:42:49 | More by lupercmda
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JimmytheSaintPSU

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

08-21-2012 01:47:10 | More by JimmytheSaintPSU
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jkara27

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

04-29-2012 04:00:51 | More by jkara27
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Darkmagus82

Virginia

2.73/5  rDev -17.8%

Poured from growler into pint glass.

Appearance - A pale straw color with a billowing white head that dissipated quickly.

Smell - Not a whole lot of aroma, maybe a bit of malt and a little bit of caramel, but not much

Taste - the taste matches the smell quite well. Not much about it. At the front a little bit of sweet caramel malt. Beyond that not a whole lot of detectable flavors present.

Mouthfeel - For the lightness of the beer I felt it had a relatively nice body in terms of turbidity. The level of carbonation was just right.

Overall - The beer could use a bit more robustness. Not the best of the brewpubs brews. It would however possibly be a good brew on a hot day after doing some good work outside. Its lightness would be fitting there.

01-08-2012 02:24:10 | More by Darkmagus82
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russwbeck

Virginia

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akorsak

Pennsylvania

3.05/5  rDev -8.1%

A pint at Otto's new facility (the old Quaker Steak building). Beautifully re-done, by the way.

A: The pale lager is just that, a pale fizzy yellow color. Clear, accentuating the beads of carbonation, there is no room for error. A half a finger of white head came with the pour and was quick to dissapate.

S: The nose is non-descript. I kept looking for more than the light grains but couldn't find anything. The light body doesn't give much up.

T: As with the nose, this beer prefers the subtle route. Well-carbonated, light grains and ever-so-mild hops are fleeting. I hate to say 'boring' but this beer fits that mold (it does serve a purpose in a college town though).

M: The mouthfeel is inoffensive, bland with very little in the way of hops and malts.

O: A step above fizzy, this beer strikes me as an Otto's gateway beer.

03-19-2011 22:06:07 | More by akorsak
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Hojaminbag

Colorado

2.15/5  rDev -35.2%

I had this one on-tap at Zeno's.

A golden yellow body with a quickly disappearing white head.

Smells like a macro lager: weak malts and sweetness.

Tastes about the same. I don't really pick up a hop profile, and the malts are watered down.

Average mouthfeel, highly carbonated and light.

I have really liked all of the Otto's brews I have tried up until this one. It really reminds me of an American Macro, many of which I might actually prefer to this one.

05-22-2009 15:14:17 | More by Hojaminbag
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

2.45/5  rDev -26.2%

Enjoyed at the brewpub on-tap. Apple juice with a minimum normal head. On the watery side. A little hop taste, like a bit watered down. Above average carbonation, It's somewhat astringent,not very drinkable. More, better malt needed. 4.8% abv Least of the lineup.

06-30-2008 23:53:00 | More by Sammy
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CharlesDarwin

Rhode Island

3/5  rDev -9.6%

Originally reviewed May 29, 2007. On tap at the brewpub. Listed as "Spruce Creek Pilsener." Smells of faint lemon malt sugars, with a strong waft of Virginia Slims Menthol Light smoke (dammit). At least when I return in the fall, this won’t be a problem. Pours a clear middle yellow. Rim on white. Flavors a lightly estery reduced plain malt grain, with a little unfortunate skank and off-charater. A bit of corn and grain stink. Finishes risingly sweet and malty. Not much crisp hop balancing. A little lemon. Bad bitterness long off. Could use some improvement.

07-25-2007 00:13:29 | More by CharlesDarwin
Spruce Creek Lager from Otto's Pub and Brewery
78 out of 100 based on 22 ratings.